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2018 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Powerful Cosponsors

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019), as of Jan 20, 2019.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 115th Congress that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most often
#1 20 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#2 17 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#3 15 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#3 15 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#5 14 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#6 13 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#6 13 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#8 12 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#8 12 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#8 12 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#8 12 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#8 12 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#13 11 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#13 11 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#13 11 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#13 11 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#17 10 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#17 10 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#19 9 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#19 9 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#19 9 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#22 8 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#22 8 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#22 8 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#22 8 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#22 8 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#22 8 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#22 8 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#22 8 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#22 8 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#22 8 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#22 8 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#33 7 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#33 7 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#33 7 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#33 7 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#33 7 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#33 7 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#33 7 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#33 7 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#33 7 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#33 7 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#33 7 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#33 7 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#45 6 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#45 6 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#45 6 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#45 6 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#45 6 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#45 6 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#45 6 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#45 6 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#53 5 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#53 5 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#53 5 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#53 5 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#53 5 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#53 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#53 5 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#53 5 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#53 5 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#53 5 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#53 5 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#53 5 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#53 5 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#53 5 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#53 5 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#53 5 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#53 5 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#53 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#71 4 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#71 4 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#71 4 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#71 4 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#71 4 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#71 4 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#71 4 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#71 4 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#71 4 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#71 4 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#71 4 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#71 4 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#71 4 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#71 4 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#71 4 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#71 4 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#71 4 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#71 4 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#71 4 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#71 4 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#71 4 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#71 4 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#71 4 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#71 4 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#95 3 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#95 3 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#95 3 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#95 3 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#95 3 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#95 3 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#95 3 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#95 3 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#95 3 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#95 3 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#95 3 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#95 3 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#95 3 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#95 3 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#95 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#95 3 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#95 3 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#95 3 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#95 3 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#95 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#95 3 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#95 3 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#95 3 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#118 2 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#118 2 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#118 2 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#118 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#118 2 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#118 2 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#118 2 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#118 2 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#118 2 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#118 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#118 2 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#118 2 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#118 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#118 2 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#118 2 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#118 2 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#118 2 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#118 2 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#118 2 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#118 2 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#118 2 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#118 2 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#118 2 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#118 2 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#118 2 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#118 2 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#118 2 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#145 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#145 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#145 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#145 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#145 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#145 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#145 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#145 1 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#145 1 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#145 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#145 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#145 1 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#145 1 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#145 1 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#145 1 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#145 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#145 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#145 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#145 1 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#145 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#145 1 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#145 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#145 1 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#145 1 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#145 1 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#170 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#170 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#170 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#170 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#170 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#170 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#170 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#170 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#170 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#170 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#170 0 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#170 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#170 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#170 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#170 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#170 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#170 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#170 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
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Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 115th Congress) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.